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Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Friday issued a fresh thunderstorm, squall and dust storm warning for several parts of the country including Odisha, Bihar, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh.

The home ministry spokesperson said a fresh warning has been issued about possible thunderstorms accompanied with squall which may hit four states- West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh -today.

Thunderstorm accompanied with squall is very likely at isolated places over Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura.

Isolated places in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Punjab, Bihar, Jharkhand, Sikkim, Odisha, northwest Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Rayalaseema, north coastal Andhra Pradesh, interior Tamil Nadu and Kerala are very likely to experience thunderstorm along with gusty winds.

Heavy rain is very likely at isolated places over Tamil Nadu and Kerala, while dust storm and thunderstorm are very likely at isolated places over Rajasthan.

The home ministry has also issued an advisory for tomorrow saying thunderstorm accompanied with squall is very likely at isolated places in Uttarakhand, Assam and Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim.

Thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds is very likely to occur at isolated places in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and gangetic West Bengal.

Heavy rain is very likely at isolated places in Assam, Meghalaya and Tripura. Dust storms are very likely at isolated places in Rajasthan, an official said.

Meanwhile, the Regional Meteorological Department in Bhubaneswar has issued thunderstorm alert for seven districts -Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Dhenkanal and Angul - till 9:30 pm today.

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